Six-Fours-les-Plages

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Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours (and Sanary on the left) seen from Cap Nègre
Six-Fours (and Sanary on the left) seen from Cap Nègre
Six-Fours-les-Plages is located in France
Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours-les-Plages
Coordinates: 43°06′03″N 5°49′12″E / 43.1009°N 05.82°E / 43.1009; 05.82Coordinates: 43°06′03″N 5°49′12″E / 43.1009°N 05.82°E / 43.1009; 05.82
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Toulon
Canton Six-Fours-les-Plages
Intercommunality Toulon Provence Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Sébastien Vialatte
Area
 • Land1 26.58 km2 (10.26 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 34,779
 • Population2 density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 83129 / 83140
Elevation 0–352 m (0–1,155 ft)
(avg. 234 m or 768 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Six-Fours-les-Plages (Occitan: Sièis Forns lei Plaias, Sièis Four in provençal), is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Inhabitants of Six-Fours-les-Plages refer to themselves as "Six-Fournais".

It is located in the metropolitan Communauté d'agglomération Toulon Provence Méditerranée, and is southwest of the main city of Toulon.


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The city offers several points of interest. The fort on the hill that dominates the city is neighboring an eleventh-century chapel, St Peter "collégiale". There are also nice beaches from the very popular "brutal beach", famous for windsurfing to the secret cove in the Sicié massif. You can find also the Île des Embiez, site of an oceanographic research center and the smaller Île Gaou where concerts are organized every summer.

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